Historic Overview Alberto Contador Velasco

Rider

Overall Rank20
NameAlberto CONTADOR VELASCO
Country
  Spain
Date of birth06-Dec-1982 - Madrid (Madrid)
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Alberto Contador Velasco - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 2003 Once - Eroski 113 446
2. 2004 Liberty Seguros 120 426
3. 2005 Liberty Seguros - Wurth Team 926 45
4. 2006 Astana 673 65
5. 2007 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team 2269 3
6. 2008 Astana 2502 2
7. 2009 Astana 2591 2
8. 2010 Astana 2126 5
9. 2011 Saxo Bank Sungard 1794 6
10. 2012 Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 1374 19
11. 2013 Team Saxo - Tinkoff 1456 19
12. 2014 Tinkoff - Saxo 2606 2
13. 2015 Tinkoff - Saxo 2084 6
14. 2016 Tinkoff 1602 7
15. 2017 Trek - Segafredo 1807 9
Overall: 24043 20

Biography

Alberto Contador Velasco (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβerto kontaˈðor βeˈlasko]; born 6 December 1982) is a Spanish former professional cyclist. He is one of the most successful riders of his era, winning the Tour de France twice (2007, 2009), the Giro d'Italia twice (2008, 2015), and the Vuelta a España three times (2008, 2012, 2014). He is one of only six riders to have won all three Grand Tours of cycling. He has also won the Velo d'Or a record 4 times.

He was regarded as the natural successor of Lance Armstrong and won the 2007 Tour de France with the Discovery Channel team. During his time at the Astana team, he won the 2008 Giro d'Italia, the 2008 Vuelta a España and the 2009 Tour de France. Between 2007 and 2011 he won six consecutive Grand Tours that he entered. This included winning the 2010 Tour de France with Astana, although it later emerged that he had tested positive for clenbuterol during the race. After a long battle in court, he was suspended by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and stripped of his 2010 Tour and 2011 Giro wins.

Contador was known as an attacking rider who excelled as a climber, and on his best days was also an excellent time-trialist; he holds the record for the fastest ascent of the Alpe d'Huez climb, with 37' 30". He was also known for being able to turn races around to his favour, most notably during the Fuente Dé stage at the 2012 Vuelta a España. Following his return from suspension, he won the Vuelta twice and the Giro once more. On the penultimate day of his career, he won a stage victory at the mountaintop finish of the Alto de l'Angliru.

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